Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Topps Screwed Up Big Time - And It Benefited Me!!!

Most everyone has heard of the Topps Silver Slate Redemption program this year.  Basically you send in a bunch of wrappers and you get a pack of 5 blue cards back while supplies last.  This year I bought my usually Jumbo Series 1 box from my LCS and fairly quickly bundled up my 10 empty Jumbo packs and sent them to Topps.  You can imagine my frustration when 4 or 5 days later I get my envelope back from the Post Office for insufficient postage.

I considered not even mailing them in thinking that I would be too late but ultimately decided to slap on some additional postage and give it a try.  Boy am I glad that I did!  My 10 Jumbo packs were supposed to net me 1 pack of 5 cards.  Well I didn't get 1 pack, I didn't get 2 packs, I didn't get 5 packs, nope I got 10 packs of cards back from Topps!!!

I scanned them by pack and thought I would share all 50 cards with you:

My favorite card is probably the Moustakas from this group - he is my 3B in my fantasy league

2 Phillies but for me a pretty boring pack

That's more like it - 2 Giants and a Yu with the Rookie Cup

Another Giant and a parallel Jimmy Rollins 07/10.  The parallels are really nice cards with frames reminiscent of UD Masterpieces parallels

Way too my New York!

A sweet throwback, a rookie cup (also a member of my fantasy team), a hot rookie, a parallel 06/10 and a cheater.  Pretty exciting pack.

Loving the sweet Padres throwbacks and way too many Dodgers

An Auto!!!  These really aren't the nicest design, wish they had incorporated the blue or silver somehow.  It is serial numbered 072/114.

My third parallel, this time 02/10 and a nice Buster league leaders card.

And the final back with a nice Ryan Howard and a couple of sliding player
So what do you think?  I was pretty happy with the haul.  I doubt I will be able to complete a Giants team set but getting 4 of them was pretty nice.  I am not sure what I am going to do with the rest of these, I may end up selling them on eBay or Sportlots to recoup some of the cash layout so far this year on Series 1 and Heritage.  I may also be persuaded to enter into a trade or two.

I don't have the opportunity to do this much but Thank You Topps!!!


  1. Nice! Stick it to the man, man!


  2. If the Rangers are available, I'll do a cash purchase. Let me know!

  3. i'm interested in the dodgers - either trade or straight cash homey.

  4. Would love a shot at,the uggla! Btw thorzul is looking for you.

  5. Ten packs gave you THREE /10s??? AND an auto???

    Seriously, dude, I need you to pick me up some lottery tickets.

  6. Waaaaaaaaaaahh????

    You find a $100 bill on your way back from the mailbox, too?

  7. Haha, man, I actually found a $100 bill on the ground once about 5 years ago.

    If you decide that any of those cards are up for trade, I would love to talk about the Jason Motte card. Just sayin'.

  8. Dang. 10 packs and not a White Sox in the bunch I can scam from you. :(

  9. I'm interested in all the Phillies but especially the Ryan Howard. Let me know if we can work out a deal!

  10. That's incredible. Well done.

    If any of the Yanks are available, please let me know. I'd love to trade for one.

  11. Have you mailed your 10 packs to Topps or to Santa? That was great!

    Loved the silver parallels. They look the best!